Ankle Pain Specialist

About Feet Podiatry Center

Podiatry located in Exton, PA

If you’re experiencing ankle pain, it could be a sign of damage or injury to connective tissues, bones, muscles, or other components in your ankle joint. Because it’s difficult to stay off your feet to allow your ankle to heal, it’s important to have an evaluation with board-certified podiatrists Jason Hearn, DPM, FACFAS, and Edward Piskorski, DPM, FACFAS, at About Feet Podiatry Center to get to the root of why you have ankle pain. Click on the online scheduler, or call this Exton, Pennsylvania, podiatry practice today to schedule.

Ankle Pain Q&A

What causes ankle pain?

Ankle pain can be something minor that causes discomfort when you do too much walking or standing, or something that’s so severe, you have difficulty performing daily tasks. In either case, ankle pain isn’t something you should ignore. After all, with each step you take, you may be worsening the underlying condition. If you have ankle pain, it could be a sign of:

  • Broken bones, including stress fractures
  • Ligament sprains and tendon strains
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome 
  • Muscle tears or strains
  • Achilles tendinitis 
  • Arthritis and gout
  • Plantar fasciitis 
  • Bursitis 

It’s also possible to experience chronic ankle pain because of added stress on your ankle joint if you’re overweight. 

When should I see a doctor for ankle pain?

It’s common for ankle pain to worsen if you don’t seek proper medical intervention early on. The podiatry team at About Feet Podiatry Center encourage you to schedule an ankle evaluation if:

  • Your pain doesn’t improve after several days
  • Your ankle pain progresses and gets worse
  • You experience swelling, bruising, or redness
  • You can’t exercise because of your ankle pain
  • You’re having difficulty performing work or daily tasks

The compassionate podiatrists at About Feet Podiatry Center can help you recover from ankle pain and provide therapeutic treatments to help you prevent further discomfort. 

Which ankle pain treatment do I need?

About Feet Podiatry Center has on-site imaging capabilities, so your dedicated podiatrist can get to the root of your ankle pain quickly and counsel you about your diagnosis. In most cases, immobilization is necessary to stabilize your ankle joint and help it heal. Your podiatrist may get you fitted for a boot, cast, or splint.

As your ankle begins to heal, you’ll learn exercises to build strength and flexibility. Though your podiatrist is likely going to teach you exercises to perform at home, they may also get you scheduled for regular physical therapy sessions several times per week. In some cases, ankle pain treatment solutions also include:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications
  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
  • Corticosteroid injections 

Usually, ankle pain resolves over time with conservative therapies. But if surgery is necessary for complex fractures, ankle instability, or connective tissue ruptures, About Feet Podiatry Center boasts two state-of-the-art surgical rooms, so your podiatrist can provide all of your treatment needs under one roof. 

Click on the online scheduler to book your ankle pain evaluation at About Feet Podiatry Center today. You’re also welcome to call the clinic to speak with a team member directly.